Bob Dylan To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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photo courtesy of Christopher Polk/Getty Images

photo courtesy of Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Musical and cultural icon [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Dylan[/lastfm] is set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor given by the United States along with some equally deserving honorees.

According to rollingstone.com, the singer/songwriter will he honored along with author Toni Morrison, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, astronaut John Glenn, and former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

In a statement released by the White House, Dylan was praised as the “most influential American musician of the 20th century.”

Dylan will also be recognized for his “considerable influence on the civil rights movement of the 1960s” and his “significant impact on American culture over the past five decades.”

His Presidential Medal of Freedom bling will look sharp next to his National Medal of Arts he obtained in 2009.

Congrats to Dylan and the other Medal of Freedom recipients.

We now believe this is the proof needed that Bob Dylan is well represented in President Obama’s iPod.

Next time you see the Prez jogging, he is probably running to the beat of this Dylan classic. Enjoy…

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